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Appendix F: 59th UNCHR Voting Record


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
2003
February 25, 2004
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Resolutions Adopted by the Commission on Human Rights at its Fifty-Ninth Session

Year/
No.
Title
Method of
adoption
Agenda
item
2003/1 Question of Western Sahara
without a vote
5
2003/2 The use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination
recorded vote (37/9/7)
5
2003/3 Situation in occupied Palestine
recorded vote (51/1/1)
5
2003/4 Combating defamation of religions
recorded vote
(32/14/7)
6
2003/5 Human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan
recorded vote
(31/1/21)
8
2003/6 Question of the violation of human rights in the occupied Arab territories, including Palestine
recorded vote
(33/5/15)
8
2003/7 Israeli settlements in the occupied Arab territories
recorded vote
(50/1/2)
8
2003/8 Human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel
recorded vote
(32/1/20)
9
2003/9 Cooperation with representatives of United Nations human rights bodies
without a vote
9
2003/10 Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
recorded vote
(28/10/14)
9
2003/11 Situation of human rights in Turkmenistan
recorded vote
(23/16/14)
9
2003/12 Situation of human rights in Myanmar
without a vote
9
2003/13 Situation of human rights in Cuba
recorded vote (24/20/9)
9
2003/14 Situation of human rights in Belarus
Recorded vote
(23/14/16)
9
2003/15 Situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
without a vote
9
2003/16 Situation of human rights in Burundi
without a vote
9
2003/17 Human rights and unilateral coercive measures
recorded vote (36/14/2)
10
2003/18 Question of the realization in all countries of the economic, social and cultural rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and study of special problems which the developing countries face in their efforts to achieve human rights
without a vote
10
2003/19 The right to education
without a vote
10
2003/20 Adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

recorded vote (38/13/2)
10
2003/21 Effects of structural adjustment policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
recorded vote (29/14/10)
10
2003/22 Women's equal ownership, access to and control over land and the equal rights to own property and to adequate housing
without a vote
10
2003/23 Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights
recorded vote (38/15/0)
10
2003/24 Human rights and extreme poverty
without a vote
10
2003/25 The right to food
recorded vote
(51/1/1)
10
2003/26 Promotion of the enjoyment of the cultural rights of everyone and respect for different cultural identities
without a vote
10
2003/27 Adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living
without a vote
10
2003/28 The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
recorded vote
(39/1/13)
10
2003/29 Access to medication in the context of pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
without a vote
10
2003/30 World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action
recorded vote
(38/1/13)
6
2003/31 Question of arbitrary detention
without a vote
11
2003/32 Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
without a vote
11
2003/33 Human rights and forensic science
without a vote
11
2003/34 The right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for victims of grave violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms
without a vote
11
2003/35 Strengthening of popular participation, equity, social justice and non-discrimination as essential foundations of democracy
recorded vote (29/12/12)
11
2003/36 Interdependence between democracy and human rights
recorded vote
(36/0/17)
11
2003/37 Human rights and terrorism
recorded vote
(30/12/11)
11
2003/38 Question of enforced or involuntary disappearances
without a vote
11
2003/39 Integrity of the judicial system
recorded vote (31/1/21)
11
2003/40 Hostage taking
without a vote
11
2003/41 The incompatibility between democracy and racism
without a vote
11
2003/42 The right to freedom of opinion and expression
without a vote
11
2003/43 Independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers
without a vote
11
2003/44 Integrating the human rights of women throughout the United Nations system
without a vote
12
2003/45 Elimination of violence against women
without a vote
12
2003/46 Human rights of migrants
without a vote
14
2003/47 The protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
without a vote
14
2003/48 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
without a vote
14
2003/49 Human rights of persons with disabilities
without a vote
14
2003/50 Rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities
without a vote
14
2003/51 Internally displaced persons
without a vote
14
2003/52 Human rights and mass exoduses
without a vote
14
2003/53 Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
recorded vote (37/0/16)
11
2003/54 Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance
recorded vote
(51/0/2)
11
2003/55 Working group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
recorded vote
(34/15/4)
15
2003/56 Human rights and indigenous issues
without a vote
15
2003/57 Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights to elaborate a draft declaration in accordance with paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994
without a vote
15
2003/58 Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People
without a vote
15
2003/59 The work of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
without a vote
16
2003/60 Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights
without a vote
17
2003/61 Promotion of peace as a vital requirement for the full enjoyment of all human rights by all
recorded vote
(33/16/4)
17
2003/62 Development of public information activities in the field of human rights, including the World Public Information Campaign on Human Rights
without a vote
17
2003/63 Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
recorded vote (31/15/7)
17
2003/64 Human rights defenders
without a vote
17
2003/65 The role of good governance in the promotion of human rights
without a vote
17
2003/66 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
without a vote
17
2003/67 The question of the death penalty
recorded vote (24/18/10)
17
2003/68 Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
without a vote
17
2003/69 Human rights and bioethics
without a vote
17
2003/70 United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education
without a vote
17
2003/71 Human rights and the environment as part of sustainable development
without a vote
17
2003/72 Impunity
without a vote
17
2003/73 Regional cooperation for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Asian and Pacific region
without a vote
18
2003/74 Composition of the staff of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
recorded vote (32/14/7)
18
2003/75 Regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights
without a vote
18
2003/76 National institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights
without a vote
18
2003/77 Situation of human rights in Afghanistan
without a vote
19
2003/78 Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights
without a vote
19
2003/79 Situation of human rights in Cambodia
without a vote
19
2003/80 Situation of human rights in Sierra Leone
without a vote
19
2003/81 Technical cooperation and advisory services in Chad
without a vote
19
2003/82 Technical cooperation and advisory services in Liberia
without a vote
19
2003/83 The right to development
recorded vote
(47/3/3)
7
2003/84 Situation of human rights in Iraq
recorded vote
(31/3/12)
9
2003/85 Abduction of children in Africa
without a vote
13
2003/86 Rights of the child
without a vote
13

[1]  In the case of a vote, the figures in brackets represent: votes in favor/votes against/abstentions.



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